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Continuing with the series!

March 22, 2011 Uncategorized 0

As some of you may know, I have recently begun a series of paintings based on photos I took of trash washed up on a small section of beach in South Vietnam.  One of the purposes in my doing the paintings is to spotlight the disturbing accumulation of waste (most of it plastic) which is polluting our oceans and beaches. The following image shows the second in this series.  I have not yet finished the piece. An idea came to me to create the third... Read more


Another Step Forward

March 11, 2011 Uncategorized 0

Yes–many are stepping forward right now–standing tall for what they believe in.  Step by hopeful step–and I return to working on my painting–wondering what can I do to let my voice be heard?   So I continue putting brush to paper–glazing, spattering and choosing colors.  This second flip-flop that I am doing steps forward…is moving on.   Today, I began to read an insightful book recommended by a very perceptive art teacher, gail McDaniel.  The Art Spirit, by Robert Henri, was published in 1923 and his... Read more


Starting Again!

March 3, 2011 Uncategorized 0

First day of painting with color     Second day with burnt sienna oil color added     Reference photo   Here I go again, painting yet another flip-flop based on one of my reference photos (shown above). This work is the second in a series of paintings I am doing that portray some of the trash I found washed up on the beach near Hoi An, Vietnam.   I started this new work by brushing white gesso onto a 55″ x 55″ piece of... Read more


An Artful Heart

March 3, 2011 Uncategorized 0

Love this heart!  I bought this wonderful work of art (which is approximately 6″ x 6″) at the Santa Fe, New Mexico, flea market from a vendor who only made creations using recycled materials.  Sadly, the last time I went to the Sunday flea market, she was no longer there.  Actually many of the vendors either closed shop or moved to a new flea market area.   I hope she is continuing to create and making more of these hearts saying “Life is Good…Art... Read more